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  1. Yard Limit

    Amtrak 11, The Coast Starlight with CN Burrard

    The first day of Spring and it's Sunday in Tacoma, WA. Train number 11, the Amtrak Coast Starlight departs on time with Canadian National Burrard. The Burrard is named after Burrard Inlet, near CN's western terminus of Vancouver, BC. Sister car Bedford, was named for Bedford Basin, at the...
  2. P

    Seattle Sub - UP Trackage rights question

    Hello there, I was wondering if someone could explain to me how UP operates over the BNSF from Tukwila to Seattle and Northward? I believe i've seen UP trains going over Stevens Pass, but I might be mistaken. And if possible how UP leaves Tacoma and onto BNSF Southward? I'm curious how BNSF and...
  3. Heading to Ruth

    Heading to Ruth

    Chehalis steam train # 15 heading to the river with the first trip of the 2011 NRHS convention
  4. 4449 runby

    4449 runby

    4449 does a runby at Easton, WA during the 2011 NRHS convention in Tacoma
  5. Yes, it rained THIS hard

    Yes, it rained THIS hard

    Taken during the 2011 NRHS convention in Tacoma, showing how dedicated a few of the fans could be, they rode all the way from Tacoma like this...
  6. ...like ships in the night.

    ...like ships in the night.

    4449 passes a Cascades Talgo at Chehalis, WA, while returning to Portland after the 2011 NRHS convention in Tacoma
  7. 4449 Heading Home

    4449 Heading Home

    4449 returns to Portland, going through Tenino, WA. Taken during the 2011 NRHS convention in Tacoma. I shot video at the same time, it can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjhyF0hj3E0
  8. NP1232

    I Caught The SP4449 At...

    ... Harbor Crossover, just south of Old Town in Tacoma, Wa on Tuesday. How about you? Keith
  9. Ding, Ding, Ding

    Ding, Ding, Ding

    My ride south, Amtrak 507, arriving Tacoma, WA last Saturday after a fun day at Freight House Square. I rode up and back from Olympia-Lacey. Shot was taken behind the safety line.
  10. Sluming, literally

    Sluming, literally

    MRSR's first public runs out Tacoma since 2007 had former NP E-9 on one end and former Paulson Logging # 70 at the other, fresh from a complete restoration. Lots of stack talk as 70 threads it's way through the debris in a cut near highway 7.
  11. F unit returns to the Tacoma Hill...

    F unit returns to the Tacoma Hill...

    MRSR's first public runs out Tacoma since 2007 had former NP E-9 on one end and former Paulson Logging # 70 at the other, fresh from a complete restoration.
  12. A Tacoma Starship

    A Tacoma Starship

    This color photo was modified using Photoshop. First I used the poster edge filter to distort the basic photo. Then I selected the photo minus the sky and placed it as a foreground on a NASA photo of a star cluster. The original photograph showed the GNP Reading 2100 doing trial runs up the...
  13. Westbound Bread For The World

    Westbound Bread For The World

    With BNSF 5915 plus two other ES44ACs in the lead,a westbound loaded grain train heads for the grain export terminals along Puget Sound at Seattle or Tacoma,WA.There were also three D9s mid-train and two D9s pushing on the rear.
  14. Grabbing flimsies in 1992

    Grabbing flimsies in 1992

    A northbound BN intermodal grabs orders at Tacoma, WA. The last time I ever saw this happen.
  15. #500 at West Tacoma

    #500 at West Tacoma

    Amtk 500 heads north at West Tacoma.
  16. Sounder at rest

    Sounder at rest

    Sound Transit F59PHI #905 waits patiently behind Tacoma's Freighthouse Square for Monday and the first commuter run of the Thanksgiving week.
  17. Coming Off the TMBL Lakeview Line

    Coming Off the TMBL Lakeview Line

    TMBL 3802 leads a short southbound manifest off the Tacoma Rail Lakeview Line headed for the BNSF Seattle Sub at Nisqually,WA to continue its run to East Olympia,WA
  18. UP Meet

    UP Meet

    UP SD70Ace #8428 leads a stack train Norhtbound towards the green, while a Southbound waits in the distant siding.
  19. Working the Belmore Line.

    Working the Belmore Line.

    TMBL 4001 (Tacoma Rail) working it's Capital Division Belmore line at East Olympia,WA



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